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Table 1 Normal major motor milestones

From: pGALS – paediatric Gait Arms Legs and Spine: a simple examination of the musculoskeletal system

Sits without support 6–8 months
Creep on hands and knees 9–11 months
Cruise/or bottom shuffle 11–12 months
Walk independently 12–14 months
Climb up stairs on hands and knees approx 15 months
Run stiffly approx 16 months
Walk down steps (non-reciprocal) 20–24 months
Walk up steps, alternate feet 3 yrs
Hop on one foot, broad jump 4 yrs
Skipping 5 yrs
Balance on one foot 20 secs 6–7 yrs